Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources… Read More
Spiky, Stinging, and Sometimes Deadly Pasture weeds can reduce forage yields and have been estimated to cost Florida ranchers $180 million annually. Now that’s a scary number! What’s worse is that some of these weeds have the potential… Read More
Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock. Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and… Read More
Barrel Racing Spotlight Learn about the riding discipline, barrel racing, in this months edition of the Horse Herald! Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
With the cancellation of the Northeast Florida Fair, we are creating a virtual livestock showmanship contest! We understand that 2020 has been challenging and oftentimes disappointing for our youth. Many of the annual experiences needed to be canceled… Read More
What is Livestock Judging? Livestock judging is the evaluation of an animal’s characteristics and making a comparison to other animals and the ideal standard of that particular class (Thayne, 2011). So, how do we evaluate animals and why… Read More
Arena Construction Constructing the perfect arena is no easy task. Get some tips in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
Backyard Poultry Basics Online Course Looking to get started with raising backyard chickens or just trying to learn more? This course offers a beginners guide to raising chickens for eggs and covers topics such as breed selection, housing,… Read More
The University of Florida has a specific team of researchers that are devoted to improving forages for Florida livestock. Bermudagrass is the most commonly planted forage species in the Southeastern US, covering at least 30 million acres. It… Read More
Looking out over the picturesque fields of lush green grasses growing and cattle grazing may be the best view of all. How does that view affect our environment? Depending on which day it is, you may come across… Read More